Viareggio is a fun and fabulous seaside resort in Tuscany, Italy. The city lies on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers fun on and off the beach, so you can have a relaxing break by the sea, or an activity-filled holiday for the whole family.
Viareggio offers amazing, clean and sandy beaches, perfect for sunbathing, and great for the kids to play on. The promenade, which runs alongside the beach, leads you into intriguing boutiques, superb shops and delicious restaurants. You’ll also find discos, art galleries, cinemas and more on the promenade, so you’ll never be short of fun. If you want to discover the culture of Viareggio, visit the Villa Puccini museum, dedicated to the life of the famous Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini. You can also see his family house, at the Torre del Lago Puccini. The cuisine in Viareggio is delicious, and the city boasts a number of restaurants to suit everybody's tastes. Night life is vivacious, and the well-known discos of the Versilia region are a favourite with holiday-makers for their music and all-night party atmosphere.
Just outside the city is Pietrasanta, a charming medieval village, containing more history and information about the region. The outskirts of Viareggio boast beautiful lakes, nature parks and countryside for you to escape to. Close to Viareggio is the petite lake of Torre del Lago, where you can try sailing, and on both sides of the town are spectacular pine forests where you can relax and detox in the fresh, clean air. There are also activities and sports in these forests, so you can be as adventurous as you like! The local tourist information centre has various offers to visitors throughout the year, so ensure you stop by to get the most out of your Viareggio holiday.
Take a holiday to Viareggio during Lent to see the city’s famous festival, The Carnival of Viareggio, thought to be the most significant carnival celebration in Italy, and even Europe! It’s a tradition that began in 1873, and each year thousands of tourists and townsfolk flock to the streets to see dancers, marching bands, and incredible papier mâché floats. Often, the floats are caricatures of popular people; like politicians and celebrities. The Carnival isn’t the only festival Viareggio holds; head to the EuropaCinema international film festival to see cinematic masterpieces and get talking with with cinema buffs around the world. There are also music festivals in the Tuscan city, including Festival Puccini. Book in summer with easyJet holidays to experience this amazing operatic festival, held in an open air theatre on the stunning shores of Lake Massaciuccoli. If opera isn’t your thing, Viareggio offers other music events including fun jazz festivals and several independent outdoor shows throughout the Summer months.
Viareggio offers a full calendar of events and also benefits from beautiful Italian scenery and wildlife, making it the perfect holiday with a great mix of relaxation and excitement. With easyJet holidays you have the flexibility you need, so book now for a fantastic holiday to Italy whenever you want!